1945 Cometeer Yearbook
 El Paso High School
El Paso, Illinios
Woodford County, Illinois Genealogy Trails

Bill Altum
Entered U.S. Army January 10, 1945

Kenneth Burroughs
Entered U.S. Army July 11, 1944

Robert Fever
Entered U.S. Army January 17, 1945

George Walters
Entered Army Air Corps May 2, 1944


We, the Senior Class of 1945, dedicate the annual to these four hoys, in whose service stars is enkindled the flame of a hope for a better tomorrow, and as we do so, we make a humble resolution to pledge ourselves to that common end.

who has again supervised El Paso High School through another successful year. Through his counsel and co-operation as an adviser to the Senior Class, he has made this year most enjoyable for us. For your guidance and services, with sincere gratitude, we thank you, Mr. Claggett!

Mr. W. M. Claggett, Mr. Harold Burroughs, Mr. William E. Burroughs (secretary), Dr. J. A. Owens (president). Mr. Louis Wadsworth, Mr. Owen Schertz, Mr. John W. North. (Not in picutre, Mr. K. A. LaRochelle.)

 Meet the Faculty
You've Met these Teachers Before

Vincennes Bowers
El Paso, Illinois
Coach, Boys' P.E.
I.S.N.U., B.Ed.

Frances Cloney
Dicatur, Illinois
Girls' P.E., Biology
James Millikin University, A.B.

Walter M. Claggett
El Paso, Illinois
American History, Civics
James Millikin University, A.B.
University of Illinois, M.A.

Harold E. Maurer
El Paso, Illinois
General Science, Chemistry, Physics, Aeronautics.
Bluffton College, A.B.
University of Illinois, M.S.

Margaret A. McCue
Springfield, Illinois
Clarke College, A.B.

Virginia Miles
Farmer City, Illinois
Home Economics
University of Illinois, B.S., M.S.

Vivian Gibbs
Sparland, Illinois
Music, Algebra
Illinois Wesleyan U., B.M.


Mary Teresa Salmon
Bloomington, Illinois
I.S.N.U., B.Ed.

Lyle E. Snyder
Decatur, Illinois
University of Illinois, B.S.
Colorado State College
(Resigned Jan. 1, 1945)

Mrs. Irene Strouse
El Paso, Illinois
Illinois Wesleyan U., A.B.

Marian L. Tendrick
Greenfield, Illinois
English, Dramatics
Bradley, A.B.

Harriet Grandy
Pontiac, Illinois
Latin, Mathematics
Illinois Wesleyan, A.B.
University of Illinois, M.A.

Fay H. Root
El Paso, Illinois
Industrial Arts
Beloit College
Platteville State Teachers' College, B.Ed.


President...Bill Tipler
Vice-President...Jim Davis
Secretary-Treasurer...John Everett
Student Council...Margaret Fenton, Everett Quiram
Adivser...Mr. Bowers


Many important happenings occurred in September, 1941. A new era in schooling began—the class of '45 entered E.T.H.S. Under the capable leadership of Don Gordon we progressed in mighty strides toward achievement. The ordeal of initiation was passed successfully and we became full-fledged members of the "mystic body" of El Paso Township High School.

During our Sophomore year we were welcomed by the upperclassmen and had a most enjoyable year, guided by our president, Bill Tipler.

Our third year at E.T.H.S. was filled with activity. Bill Tipler again accepted the office of presidency. The Junior stand flourished at the football games. Then we produced, under the direction of Miss Tendick, "Early to Bed, Early to Rise." Our inevitable Senior year arrived and Bill Tipler again filled the chief executive position.

In the field of drama we showed the same ability that our class has always had, by staging the outstanding production, "A Little Honey."

So, as we leave El Paso Township High School, our remembrances will not be held in such temporary objects as pictures, autographs, and souvenirs, but rather in those precious memories of everlasting friendship that we share with the faculty and student body.

Often seen but seldom heard. Home Ec. 2.

She is a winsome wee thing. Mixed Chorus 1,2,3; Dramatic Club 4; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Biology Club 2,3; Annual Staff 4; Music Contest 3; Girls' Chorus 1,2,3; Junior Play 3; Senior Play 4; Reporter Staff 4; "America for Me" 1.

I shall laugh myself to death. Mixed Chorus 2,3,4; Track 1,2, 3; Senior Play 4; Boys' Chorus 2,3,4; Basketball 1,3,4; Biology Club 2,3,4; Baseball 3,4; F.F.A. 1,2,3,4; E-Club 4; Junior Play 3; "America for Me" 1; Football 1,2,3,4.

The man that blushes is not quite a brute. Basketball 3; Baseball 3,4; E-Club 4; Football 1,2,3,4; Class Officer 4.

I face life as a wise man would. Student Council 1,2; Paper Staff 4; Biology Club 2; Annua: Staff 4: Reporter Staff 4; Victory Council 2; Class Officer 2,4.

I know the discipline of war. Basketball 1,2; Biology Club 2; "America for Me" 1; Football 1,4. (Entered U. S. Army Jan. 10, 1945.)

A witty woman is a treasure. Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,4; Mixed Quartet 4; Dramatic Club 4; Pep Club 2; Senior Play 4; G. A.A. 1,2,3,4; Librarian 3,4; Annual Staff 4; Girls Chorus 1,2,3,4; Mixed Octet 2; Junior Play 3; Reporter Staff 1,2,4; Literary Contest 2,3,4; Girls' Quartette 2,3; "America for Me" 1; Victory Council 3; Cheerleader 3,4; Girls Trio 4; Junior Girls Quartette 1.

Her chuckles and her giggles are a part of her. Mixed Chorus 1,2; Music Contest 2; Dramatic Club 4; Senior Play 4; G.A.A. 2; Biology club 2,3,4; Annual Staff 4; Girls' Chorus 1,2; Reporter Staff 4; "America for Me" 1; Home Re. 1,2.

"Tis good to live and learn. Dramatic Club 4; Senior Play 4; Band 1,2; Biology Club 2,3; Annual Staff 4; Girls" Chorus 2; Literary Contest 3; Home Ec. 2; French Club 1,2.

My true-love hath my heart, and I have his. Mixed Chorus 2,3,4; Student Council 3,4; Reporter Staff 4; Senior Play 4: C.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Biology Club 2,3; Librarian 3; Annual Staff 4; Girls' Chorus 1,2,3,4; Junior Play 3: Literary Contest 3.4; "America for Me" 1: Victory Council 2; Class Officer 2.

So dauntless inwar. Boys' Chorus 2,3; Biology Club 2,3: P.F.A. 1,2,3,4; "America for Me" I. ( Entered U. S. Army. Jan. 17. 1945.)

willing worker and a friend. Dramatic Club 4; Biology Club 2,3,4; Annual Staff 4; Reporter Staff 3,4; "America for Me" 1; Home Ec. 1,2.

There's language in her eye, her cheek, her lip. Transfer. Dramatic Club 4; G. A.A. 3; Biology Club 3.

Oh Boys, the times I've seen! Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,4; Track 1,3; Student Council 1; Reporter Staff 2; Boys' Chorus 2,3.4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Biology Club 2,3,4; Annual Staff 4; Baseball 3,4; E-Club 4; Football 1.2,3,4; Victory Council 3; Class Officer 1.

Wearing the weight of learning lightly like a flower. Mixed Chorus 2; Dramatic Club 4; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Biology Club 2,3,4; Annual Staff 4; Girls' Chorus 1,2; Reporter Staff 4; Literary Contest 4; Home Ec. 1,2.

She that was ever fair and never proud. Reporter Staff 4; Biology Club 2,3; Girls' Chorus 1,2,3; Home Ec. 1.2.

An all-around good-natured scout. Track 3; Boys' Chorus 2; Biology Club 2,3; F.F.A. Minstrel 1; F.F.A. 1,2,3; E-Club 4; Football 1,2,3,4; Class Officer 2,3.

Who saw life steadily and saw it whole. Transfer.   Home Ec. 4.

She walks-a lady of delight. Biology Club 2,3; Librarian 4; Home EC. 2,3,4.

Fair creature of an hour. Transfer. "Dramatic Club 4; G. A. A. 2,4; Biology Club 2,3,4; Homo Ec. 2,3,4.

Is true as steel. Boys' Choius 2,3, 4; Biology Club 2,3,4; F.F.A. 1,1',3.4; E-Club 4; Football 1,3,4.

I had a pleasant time with my   mind   for  it   was happy. Boys' Chorus 1,2,3; Biology Club 2.3.4; F.F.A. Minstrel 1; F.F.A. 1,2,3,4.

He has his share of wisdom. Mixed Chorus 1,2,3; Dramatic Club 4: Senior Play 4; Boys' Chorus 2, 3; Librarian 4; Annual Staff 4; Junior Play 3; Reporter Staff 4; Literary Contest 3,4; "America for Me" 1.

Handsome is that handsome does. Track 1,2,3; Basketball 3,4 ;F. F.A. 1.2,3,4; Baseball 3,4; Football 3,4.

Her voice, gentle and low, an excellent thing: in woman. Dramatic Club 4; G.A.A. 1,2,3; Biology Club 2; Girls' Chorus 1,2,3; Home Ec. 1,2,3,4.


Dark  with  excessive bright. Mixed Chorus 4; Girls' Chorus 1,2,3,4; Dramatic Club 4; Pep Club 1,2; Senior Play 4; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Biology 2.3; Reporter Staff 4; Literary Contest 2,3.4; "America for Me" 1; Home Ec. 2; Victory Council 4; Cheerleader 1,3.

For courage mounteth with occasion. Track 1,2,3; Boys' Chorus 4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Biology Club 2,3,4; Annual Staff 4; Baseball 3 4; E-Club 4; Football 1,2,3,4; Victory Council 4.

ROBERTA McCONKEY The fair, the chaste, and unexpressive she. Dramatic Club 4; Band 4; Biology Club 2,3,4; Girls' Chorus 2; Home Ec. 1,2.

BETTY NEWKIRK As merry as the day is long. Dramatic Club 4; G.A.A. 1,2,4; Biology Club 2,3,4; Home Ec. 1,2,3,4.

LEO PFISTER I am as sober as a judge. Transfer. Biology Club 2, 3; Football 3,4.

When he sings, we forget our sorrows. Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,4; Mixed Quartet 4; Student Council 3,4; Boys' Chorus 2,3; Boys" Sextet 1; Basketball 1; F.F.A. Minstrel 1; Annual Staff 4; Music Contest; Boys' Quartet 1.2; Mixed Octet 1.2.3; Baseball 3.4; F.F.A. 1,2,3,4; Junior Play 3; Boys' Vocal; oAmerica for Me" 1; Victory Council 3,4; Class Office 1.

He hath a daily beauty in his life. Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,4; Dramatic Club I; Boys' Chorus 2,3,1; Annual Staff 4; Basketball 1,3; Baseball 3.4; E-Club 4; Junior Play 3; Reporter Staff 3, 4; Football  3,4;   "America for Me" 1.

She is kind as she is fair. Transfer. Mixed Chorus 4; Girls" Vocal 4; Mixed Quartet 1; Dramatic Club 4; Senior Play 4; G.A.A. 3,4; Biology Club 4; Music Contest 4; Girls' Chorus 4; Junior Play 3.

Loose were her locks, in wavy tresses flowing. G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Biology Club 2. 3; Girls' Chorus 2,3; Reporter Staff 4; "America for Me" 1; French Club 1,2.

He's a sure card. Track 2,3; Basketball 1; Biology Club 2,3,4: Baseball 3,4.

She's always looking on the sunny side of life. Mixed Chorus 3,4; Dramatic Club 4; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; "America for Me" 1; Home Ec. 1,2,3,4.

Very demure and shy is she. Dramatic Club 4; Biology Club 2; Girls' Chorus 3; "America for Me" 1.

The hidden soul of harmony. Mixed Chorus 1,4; Dramatic Club 4; Pep Club 1; Senior Play 4; Band 1,2,3; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Biology Club 2,3,4; Librarian 3; Annual Staff 4; Girls' Chorus 1,2,3,.4; Junior Play 3; Reporter Staff 4; "America for Me" 1; Dance Band 1,2.

As good a chap as you could know. Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,4; Mixed Quartet 4; Dramatic Club 4; Senior Play 4; Boys Chorus 2, 3,4; Basketball 1; Biology Club 2; Baseball 3,4: F.F.A. 1,2,3,4; E-Club 4; Boys' Vocal 4; Football 3,4; "America for Me" 1.

BILL TIPLER We can't appreciate him enough. Mixed Chorus 1; Dramatic Club 4; Student Council 2,3,4; Senior Play 4; Biology Club 2,3,4; F. F.A. Minstrel 1; Annual Staff 4; F.F.A. 1,2,3; Junior Play 3; Reporter Staff 3,4: Literary Contest 3,4; "America for Me" 1; Victory Council 2,3,4; Class Officer 2,3,4.

ISABELLE VOLZ Sweet reasonableness. Mixed Chorus 2.3.4; G.A.A. 1.2. 3.4; Biology Club 2,3,4; Librarian 4; Girls' Chorus 1,2,3,4; "America for Me" 1.

RUTH WILSON Large Is her heart. Dramatic Club 4; G.A.A. 1,2,3, 4; Biology Club 2,3; "America for Me" 1; Home Ec. 1,2.

Juniors Class

President...Byron Donze
Vice-President...Delora North
Secretary-Treasurer...Joan Roth
Student Countil...Donna Bishop, Bill Nohren
Adviser...Miss Salmon

Junior year-the year for looking ahead-looking ahead first to the Junior-Senior Prom as the climax of the year. All events lead that way-sponsoring the refreshments at games, selling punch at the Homecoming Dance, producing "Moonlight for Herbert" the Junior play. Activities "just for fun" included a hayride in the fall and a skating party in the spring. The end of the year finds us still looking ahead-to being Seniors next year.

First row: Miss Salmon, Arlene Wilkey, Marjorie McDonell, Jerry McWilliams, Walton Volz, Kenneth Hany, Evelvn Bridges, Mr. Root, Miss Tendick.

Second row: Joan Roth, Donna Bishop, Barbara Cryer, Edna Mae Malcom, Mildred Webb, Virginia Hayse, Mary Pauline Berg, Ethel Major, Janet Ruth Pinkham, Bill Nohren, Lloyd Baker, Lloyd Raber, Byron Donze.

Third row: Ruth Stotler, Betty Altum, Delora North, Joyce Shaffer, Mary Enright, Wayne Burroughs, Bill Burroughs, Rachel Wagner, Ruth Taylor, Vera Scott, Edna Steckman, Shirley Quiram, Richard Pinkham.

Fourth row: Don Bailey, Wallace Fever, Bob Schramm, Don Harris, Robert Reinkensmeyer, Gene Schertz, Bill Poorbaugh, Kenneth Wessel, Bill Davis, Lewis Wessel, Bernard Oltman, Leroy Wessel, Clifford Knoll.   Not in picture, Margaret Engel.

Sophmore Class

President - Kaywin Burroughs
Vice-President - Walter Pfister
Secretary-Treasurer - Gerry Benedict
Student Council - Doris Wadsworth
Adviser - Mr. Maurer

First row: Mr. Maurer, Franklin Jones, Russel Trunnell. Joan Wollenschlager, Joanne Everett, Irma Jean Woelfle, Alice Wohlfeil, Joan Lawyer, Arlene Hartwig, Ann Walters, Ruth Garrels, Berrenice Wessel, Marjorie Kingdon, Doris Wadsworth, Miss Cloney, Miss Grandy.

Second row: Joe Hany, Jack Wilson, Beverly Vincent, Eleanor Fenton, Rosemary Armstrong, Gerry Benedict, Joan Pierce, Dona Punke, Betty Lindsay, Betty Barnett, Mildred Bigger, Donna Armstrong, Walter Nyberg, Robert Weber, Bill West.

Third row: Kaywin Burroughs, Bill Fouts, Lucile Pfister, Peggy Letsinger, Margie Pinkham, Marilyn Pfleeger, Donna Epps, Lois Poorbaugh, Iona Hilger, Deloris Newkirk, Betty Barber, Vivian Steckman, Velma Hall, Jim Wingstirn, Gene Wilkey.

Fourth row: Leon Folkers, Eugene Heller, John Eastman, Robert Berg, Jack Harvey, Walter Pfister, Joe Powell, Earl Longman, Dale Letsinger, Charles Cox, Herbert Pinkham, Allen Schertz, Gene Eft, Ed Martin, Bernard
Remmert. Not in picture, Jeannette Eichelberger, Betty Jurgens.

Freshman Class

President - Lowell Crawford
Vice-President - tim Enright
Secretary-Treasurer - Carol Jean Cryer
Student Council - Kenneth Faulk
Adviser - Miss Miles

First row: Miss Gibbs, Dallas Oilman, Merle Pinkham, Mary Lee Turnipseed, Norma Bluckmore, Helen Peters, Carol Cryer, Don Coyle, Marilyn Harris, Marjorie Sparks. Lowell Crawford, Dora Sutton, Dick George, Charles MacDonald. Miss Miles.

Second row: Henry Hayse, Violet Wilkey, Paul Moore, Don Krug. Merlin Franke. Shiloh Strouse, Betty Todd. Mildred Beachey. Mary MacDonald. Doris Wilkey, Jane Sutton.

Third row: Paul Hynes, Tim Enright, Ruth Blackwell, Middie Diers, Jean Seggerman, Vera Steffen., Rita Rippel, Phyllis Krug, Rosemary Lyons, Lloyd Fouts, Evelyn Lock.

Fourth row: John Engel, Floyd Pouts, David McIntyre, Raymond Garrels, Don Punke, Opie Hocker, Don Koch, Robert Punke, Robert Dixon, Delmar Jones, Don Toole, Kenneth Faulk, Virgil Haas, Glenn Burroughs, Junior Bill, Paul Wessel. Not in picture: Mary Eichelberger, Robert Hartman, Orval Porth.


First row: Glenn Sparks, Marvin Kingdom Jim Corbitt. Bill Poorbaugh. Dick Gaines, Kenneth Wessel, Byron Donze. Mr. Bowers.

Second row: Jerry McWilliams, Lyle Miller, Don Gordon, Monte Lindsey, Jim Davis, Bill Nohren, Lewis Wessel, Leroy Wessel.   

Third  row: Kaywin  Burroughs, Dick George. Jack Harvey, Walter Pfister, Bernard Oilman, Allen Schertz,  Bill Fouts, Bill Davis.
September found El Paso with a new football mentor. Coach Bowers, who had directed basketball and track the previous year, was now undertaking the task of turning out a winning football team. He did this very ably by ending the season with six wins against two losses.

Throughout the winter he led El Paso's basketball team for the second straight year. This time he walked off with the Woodford County Championship to his credit. Coach Bowers also handled the El Paso baseball team.

Hail The Conquering Heroes!

Don Gordon, Monte Lindsey, Bill Poorbaugh, Lloyd Raber, Jim Corbitt. (not in picture, Bill Burroughs.)

First Team - Donnie Bowers, Jack Wilson, Ed Martin, Lloyd Raber, Byron Bonze, Bill Burroughs, Lyle Miller, Don Gordon, Monte Lindsey, Jim Corbitt, Kenneth Wessel, Bill Poorbaugh, Mr. Bowers.

Junior Varsity - The second team started slowly  but improved by leaps and bounds. There are some coming stars in the second team cast, and El Paso can look forward to some good basketball in the next season.  rivals will see and hear a lot of Eddie Martin, Kay Burroughs, Kenny Wessel, Byron Donze and other under-classmen who scored for the second team this year.  After losing their first seven games these fellows came back to reverse the decisions on practically every team that had beaten the, and finished with 9 wins againts 10 defeats.

Second Team - Jack Wilson, Kaywin Burroughs, Ed Martin, Lyle Miller, Lewis Wessel, Kenneth Wessel, Walter Pfister, Opie Hocker, Byron Donze, Glenn Burroughs, Mr. Bowers.


First row - Gene Savoie, Everett Quiram, Glenn Sparks, Jim Corbitt, Jim Davis, Monte Lindsey, Don Gordon, Bill Nohren.

Second row - Mr. Bowers, John Eastman, Jerry McWilliams, Lyle Miller, Bernard Oltman, Byron Donze, Leroy Wessell, Lloyd Raber.

Vincennes, Bowers
Boys' P.E.

Gym Class

With heavy emphasis by the government on physical fitness, the Boys' P.E. program at E.T.H.S. during 1944-45 was planned along those lines. During the fall special emphasis was put on calisthenics, running, and touch football. The winter activities consisted of swimming, calisthenics, and basketball. Following' a boxing tournament in the spring, outside activities were resumed with the main attraction being soft-ball.

The Girls' P.E. classes started with baseball and deck tennis. During the winter months basketball, volleyball, and swimming were the main activities. When spring arrived, baseball was resumed and swimming continued.

Frances Cloney
Girls' P.E.

Through the splendid co-operation of the ANNUAL STAFF, it has been proved that "the pen is mightier than the sword." It was decided that the annual published this year would be one which would not soon be forgotten. That goal was achieved through the efforts of the co-operative spirit of the staff: Editor-in-Chief, Claire Lyons; Assistant Editor, Joan Cleary; Business Manager. Margaret Fenton; Business Committee. Monte Lindsey. Hill Tipler, Lois Coyle, Kitty Lou Eastman. Eugene Savoie; typists. Norma Frese, Betty Hynes; reporters, Everett Quiram. John Everett; photography. Kathryn Schertz, Don Gordon; Advisers. Miss McCue. Mr. Bowers.

Annual Staff - First row, left to right: L. Coyle, M. Fenton, C. Lyons, J. Cleary, B. Hynes, N. Frese. Second row:  Miss McCue, B. Tipleer, K. Eastman, K. Schertz, D. Gordon, M. Lindsey, E. Quiram, G. Savoie, J. Everett, Mr. Bowers.

The E.T.H.S. REPORTER STAFF has had a busy year and has offered stiff competition to the Juniors, who are responsible for the last issue of the publication. The Reporter has always brought forth items of interest and Importance, a special feature being news from the service boys. The Reporter staff: Editor, John Everett; Assistant Editor. Bill Tipler; Reporters. Betty Hynes. Kathryn Schertz, Norma Frese; Art. Claire Lyons; Typing. Joan Cleary, Ethel Stortz. Arminta Frakes; Mimeograph. Margaret Kenton; Freshman Reporter, Merlin Franke;1 Sophomore Reporter. Gerry Benedict; Junior Reporter. Barbara Cryer: Senior Reporter, Rita Kirby; Exchange. Shirley Burroughs. Lois Coyle.

Reporter Staff - First row, left to right: J. Cleary, E. Stortz, J. Everett, C. Lyons.  Second row:  B. Cryer, M. Fenton, M. Franke, K. Schertz, G. Benedict, N. Frese, B. Hynes, R. Kirby, G. Savoie, B. Tipler, Miss McCue.

Librarians - Seated: Miss Salmon. Standing:  Marjorie McDonell, Isabelle Volz, Joyce Shaffer, Claire Lyons, Mary Pauline Berg, Bernice Hayse, Joan Cleary.

Biology Club - First row:  Miss Cloney, Joanne Everett, Joan Wollenschlager, Marjorie McDonell, Lucile Pfister, Peggy Letsinger, Ruth Stotler, Eleanor Fenton, Beverly Vincent, Deloris Newkirk, Betty Barber, Isabelle Volz, Mary Louise Wadsworth, Betty Newkirk.

Second row:  Wallace Fever, Gene Wilkey, Clifford Knoll, Joan Roth, Margie Pinkham, Barbara Cryer, Mary Pauline Berg, Gerry Benedict, Joan Pierce, Dona Punke, Marjorie Kingdon, Doris Wadsworth, Betty Lindsay, Roberta McConkey, Lois Coyle, Walton Volz, Kenneth Hany, Eugene Heller.

Third row:  Jerry McWilliams, John Eastman, Charles Cox, Jack Harvey, Allen Schertz, Joyce, Shaffter, Ruth Taylor, Marilyn Pfleeger, Betty Altum, Rachel Wagner, Vera Scott, Shirley Quiram, Mildred Bigger, Bill Fouts, Joe Hany.

Fourth row:  Jack Wilson, Mary Enright, Marcella Shomaker, Bob Schramm, Marvin Kingdon, Bill Tipler, Monte Lindsey, Jim Corbitt, Norma Frese, Betty Hynes, Donna Epps, Lois Poorbaugh, Don Gordon, Virgil Krug, Kathryn Schertz.

Mrs. Irene Armstrong, Mrs. Preston Benson, Scott Bigger, Ruth Blackwell, Mrs. Vane Bosworth, Vincennnes Bowers, Emma Boyd, Owen Carroll, Mrs. Clara Clark, Mrs. Frank Cleary, Frances Cloney, Miss Cleo Coyle, Joe Crawford, Donald V. Eastman, John Everett, Dan L. Fenton, Clarence Fever, Wilbur Fisher, Marie Fitzgerald, Mrs. Buton Frankes, George Frese, Mrs. Pearl Garrels, LaVerne Garrels, Vivian Gibbs, Mrs. Maude Gleason, Harriet Grandy, Col. V. C. Gordon, Francis Hynes, Betty Hynes, Katharine Jenkins, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jones, Maray Helen Jones, Betty Jurgens, Mervin H. Kemp, Lester Kingdon, Thomas H. Kinsella, Frank Kirby, Donald Kirkton, W. D. Kitchell, H. S. Lampe, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ketsinger, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lindsey, Monte Lindsey, Claire Lyons, Rev. E. E. Manes, Mr. and Mrs. Elvy McConkey, Margaret McCue, Mr. and Mrs. John McDonell, Virginia Miles, Rosemary Wilson, Theo. Newkirk, Delora North, Dr. J. A. Owens, Otto Paulson, Dr. C. O. Patton, Mrs. C. O. Patton, Leo Pfister, Florence Pfister, Marilyn Pfleeger, Mrs. and Mrs. Roy Pinkham, Eva Jane Pinkham, Rev. A. L. Reid, Alma Ripple, Mary Salmon, Lee Schertz and family, Lois Scott, Arthur Sparks, Alph Stoller, Ethel Stortz, Clyde Stotler, Mrs. Francis Sutton, Marian Tendick, Walter Wessel, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wadsworth.

HOME ECONOMICS CLUB-The El Paso Home Economics Club started the year by initiating ten new members at a candlelight service. Unlike other years, the group elected no officers, but appointed a chairman and two members to conduct the meetings. The purpose of the club is to hold meetings once a month at which time a business meeting, entertainment, and refreshments are furnished by the committee. Three members of the club and Miss Miles, club adviser, attended Rally Day which was held at Lexington.

HOME ECONOMICS CLUB-Standing, left to light: Dora Sutton, Vera Steffen, Violet Wilkey, Miss Miles, Mary Louise Wadsworth. Bernice Hayse. Doris Wilkey, Betty Newkirk, Ruth Taylor Marilyn Hams, Lois Poorbaugh, Shirley Quiram, Vera Scott, Edna Mae Malcom, Marjorie McDonell Arlene Wilkey, Jane Sutton, Phyllis Krug, Joyce Shaffer, Delora North.

F.F.A.-At the first meeting, the F.F.A. boys elected the following officers: President. Everett Quiram; Vice-President, Glenn Sparks; Secretary, Gene Schertz; Treasurer. Virgil Krug; Watch Dog, Herb Pinkham; Reporter, Jim Corbitt. Mr. Snyder, agriculture teacher at E.T. H.S. for a number of years, left at the end of the first semester, and Mr. Walker from Chenoa took over his duties in the F.F.A.
Seated: Ruth Blackwell, Jeanne Seggerman, Betty Altum, Helen Peters, Virginia Hayse, Janet Ruth Pinkham.

F.F.A.-First row: Lyle Miller, Marvin Kingdon, Glenn Sparks, Jim Corbitt, Virgil Krug, Everett Quiram, Earl Longman, Walter Nyberg, Merle Pinkham.

Second row: Tim Enright Don Krug, Delmar Jones, Clifford Knoll, David McIntyre, Herbert Pinkham, Bernard Remmert. Robert Berg. Don Koch.

Third row. Don Punke, Robert Punke, Russel Trunnell, Wallace Fever. Robert Dixon, Don Harris, Gene Schertz, Robert Remkensmeyer, Bernard Oltman, Virgil Haas.


The Band made its first appearance of the year at the Homecoming foot-bull game, led down the field by the drum majorettes, Betty Jurgens, Joanne Everett, and Joan Wollenschlager. The Halloween Parade sponsored by the Kiwanis was led by the high school band. Another activity of the hand was to play at the basketball games. The spring concert was given in April. Several instrumental soloists entered the district contest in Peoria.

Sixty-five girls made up the girls' chorus; the boys' chorus consisted of twenty-two; and thirty-seven members were selected for the mixed chorus. The choruses gave a Christmas program of many Christmas carols. Chorus groups are also presenting a spring musicale at the close of the school year.

The girls' trio sang for the open house at the high school, the Christmas program, the speech contest, and several other programs. The sextette of sophomore girls sang on many of the same occasions and on other programs.

Two other groups organized this year were the senior mixed quartet, Marcella Shomaker, Joan Cleary, Everett Quiram, and Glenn Sparks, and a boys' quartet, Lewis Weasel, Everett Quiram, Glenn Sparks, and Kenneth Wessel.

The preliminary music contest was held April 10, and the county contest at Roanoke, April 20.

Left to right: Barbara Cryer, Ruth   Stotler,   Joan Cleary.

Left to right: Joanne Everett, Eleanor Fenton, Gerry Benedict. Margie Pinkham, Peggy Letsinger,  Beverly Vincent.

Left to right: Everett Quiram, Marcella Shomaker, Joan Cleary, Glenn Sparks.

GIRLS' CHORUS-First row: Joan Wollenschlager, Joanne Everett, Margaret Fenton, Carol Cryer. Marilyn Harris, Donna Bishop. Ruth Stotler, Betty Lindsey, Dona Punke. Marjorie Kingdon, Isabelle Volz. Doris Wilkey, Arlene Wilkey, Jane Sutton, Miss Gibbs.
Second row: Marjorie McDonell, Joan Roth, Deloris Newkirk, Vivian Steckman, Betty Barber, Lucile  Pfister, Eleanor Fenton, Edna Mae Malcom, Ann Walters, Mariorie Sparks. Helen Peters, Joan Pierce, Doris Wadsworth, Mary Louise Wadsworth, Beverly Vincent, Peggy Letsinger.
Third row: Rita Kirby, Margie Pinkham, Barbara Cryer, Gerry Benedict, Mary Pauline Berg. Betty Todd. Middy Diers, Rosemary Armstrong, Phyllis Krug, Ruth Blackwell, Mildred Webb, Violet Wilkey, Mildred Bigger, Joan Cleary.
Fourth row: Delora North. Ruth Taylor. Marilyn Pfleeger, Arlene Hartwig, Marcella Shomaker, Mary Ehright. Joyce Shaffer, Jeanne Seggerman, Vera Steffen, Rachel Wagner, Donna Epps, Lois Poorbaugh, Kathryn Schertz. Vera Scott,  Shirley Quiram.

BOYS' CHORUS-First row: Henry Hayse, Don  Coyle, Franklin Jones, Leon Folkers, Clifford Knoll. Jim Corbitt, Lewis Wessel, Glenn Sparks, Walter Nyberg, Bernard Remmert.
Second row: Charles Cox, John Eastman, Wallace Fever, Joe Hany, Gene Wilkey, Gene Savoie, Kenneth Wessel, Don Gordon, Marvin Kingdon, Byron Donze, Monte Lindsey, Miss Gibbs.

MIXED CHORUS: First row: Miss Gibbs, Joan Cleary, Margaret Fenton, Joan Roth, Carol Cryer, Isabelle Volz, Rita Kirby, Ruth Stotler , Mary Louise Wadsworth, Donna Bishop, Shirley Quiram, Peggy Letsinger. Beverly Vincent.
Second row: Eleanor Fenton, Ruth Taylor, Delora North, Marilyn Pfleeger. Margie Pinkham, Phyllis Krug, Lois Poorbaugh, Marcella Shomaker, Mary Enright, Joyce Shaffer. Kathryn Schertz, Barbara Cryer.
Third row: Leon Folkers, Bernard Remmert. Byron Donze, John Eastman, Walter Nyberg, Lewis Wessel, Jim Corbitt, Kenneth Wessel, Glenn Sparks, Don Gordon, Everett Quiram, Clifford Knoll.

Band - Middy Diers, Donna Epps, Leon Folkers,   Betty Hicks, Carol Cryer, Ruth Taylor, Betty Barber, Gerry Benedict, Walton Volz, Marilyn Pfleeger, Joyce Shaffer, Lucile Pfister,   Eleanor Fenton, Walter Pfister, Don Bailey, Kenneth Wessel, Jack Stitt, T. Ann Coyle, Mary Lee Turnipseed, Shiloh Strouse, Lewis Wessel, John Kirkton, Miss Gibbs, Joanne   Everett, Joan Wollenschlager, Beverly Vincent,     Roberta McConkey,  Bob Schramm.


LAMASCARA-The newly organized drama club, LAMASCARA, completed a successful year by presenting "Laugh House" on March 6. The purpose of the club is to create an enjoyment in acting and play production. During the year, the club has produced a series of one-act plays, skits, pantomimes, and blackouts. The officers elected for the current year are:
First row - Joan Wollenschlager, Joanne Everett, Elma Newkirk, Carol Cryer, Eleanor Fenton, Lucile Pfister, Peggy Letsinger, Ruth Stotler, Donna Bishop, Margie Pinkham, Barbara Cryer, Evelyn Bridges, Beverly Russell, Ann Walters, Joan Cleary.
Second row - Kaywin Burroughs, Leon Folkers, Mary Louise Wadsworth, Kate Eastman, Lois Coyle, Joan Roth, Kathryn Shertz, Mary Pauline Berg, Marilyn Pfleeger, Rachel Wagner, Marcella Shomaker, Mary Enright, Joyce Shaffer, Delora North.
Third wor - Miss Tendick, Rita Kirby, Byron Donze, Roberta McConkey, RuthWilson, Betty Barber, Bill Nohren, Gene Savoie, Walter Pfister, Claire Lyons, Bob Schramm.
Fourth row - Betty Newkirk, Betty Hynes, Norma Frese, Kenneth Wessel, Bill Poorbaugh, Bill tipler, Jim Corbitt, Glenn Sparks, Lewis Wessel.
SENIOR PLAY-Lights! , . . Camera! . . . Curtain! April 26 and 27 the senior play of E.T.H.S.,
produced under the direction of Miss Tendick, "A Little Honey," was proclaimed as one of the best plays
any senior class has ever produced.
The plot is centered around Diana Minton, who, since her boy friend, Tom Corning, has entered the service, has become very much interested in the theoretical analysis of motors, navigation and the like, and because of this has almost lost him. Diana's younger sister, "Scoots," annoys everyone
with the antics of her pet frog Pegasus, while Jerry Minton and Albert Parker interrupt the quiet
household of the Mintons with their unending trial of* securing a dress for Jerry to wear to the Junior-
Senior dance. Grandma enters via her wheel chair and saves the day with a bit of "good old fashioned"
Jerry Minton, a teen-ager...Margaret Fenton
Roger Minton, the father...Jim Corbitt
Albert Parker from next door...Claire Lyons
Eve Tyler, an attractive widow...Shirley Burroughs
Caroline...Joan Cleary
Martha Minton, the mother...Kathryn Schertz
"Scoots," Jerry's younger sister Diana, Jerry's older sister   -   Marcella Shomaker
Grandma Thornton, Martha's mother...Kitty Lou Eastman
Delores Megglehammer, the cook...Lois Coyle
Mrs. Simmons, a trained nurse   -   -   Rita Kirby
Tom Corning, in love with Diana...Bill Tipler
The SURE-SHOT MAN, An exterminator ...Glenn Sparks

Junior Play "Moonlight for Herbert"

The curtain rose promptly at 8:00 on November 17 and 18, when the Junior class presented the three-act comedy, "Moonlight for Herbert." This clever, entertaining, and altogether youthful play was enthusiastically received. Bill Nohren played the part of HERBERT RAINS, who was forever clouding his parents' horizon, and Barbara Cryer as JEAN BRESSART played opposite him. Donna Bishop and Kenneth Wessel, as Herbert's long-suffering progenitors, gave excellent performances as well as Bob Schramm as Vincent, Herbert's buddy, who was always involved in the latter's troubles. Lewis Wessel as Vincent's professor-father gave an excellent portrayal. Other members of the cast were: Joan Roth, the baby of the family; Pauline Berg, the music teacher; Mary Enright, music patroness; Gene Schertz, famous music critic; Delora North as the town's leading realtor; Marjorie McDonell, a housewife; and Lloyd Raber as a successful contractor.

The Cast - Seated: North, Nohren, Bishop.  Standing:  Miss Tendick, Raber, Berg, Schertz, Wessel, Wessel, Cryer, Enright, Schramm, Roth, Shaffer, McDonnell.

The Girls' Athletic Association

G.A.A.-The Girls' Athletic Association consisted of 42 members under the leadership of Miss
Cloney. The officers elected were: President, Barbara Cryer; Vice-President, Delora North; Secretary, Margaret Fenton.
The program of this organization for the year included a hike and wiener roast for the benefit of new members, a basketball shooting contest, initiation, and the big event of the year-entertaining the football and basketball squad-this year a chili supper. Bake sales and dues furnish the money for these events.

First row: Joanne Everett, Carol Cryer, Marilyn Harris, Peggy Letsinger, Doris Wadsworth, Marjorie Kingdon, Dona i-unke, Rosemary Armstrong. Eleanor Fenton, Ann Walters Deloris Newkirk, Betty Barber, Mildred Beachey.

Second row: Margie Fenton. Rita Kirby, Shixiey Burroughs. Donna Bishop, Barbara Cryer, Margie Pinkham. Lucile Pfister. Joan Pierce, Iona Hilger, Isabelle Volz, Mildred Bigger, Betty Lindsay, Beverly Vincent, Miss Cloney.

Third row: Joan Wollenschlager, Joan Roth, Ruth Stotler. Lois Coyle, Betty Altum, Mary Pauline Berg, Ruth Wilson, Ethel Stortz, Janet Ruth Pinkham, Middy Diers, Rita Rippel, Mary Louise Wadsworth.

Fourth row: Joan Cleary, Gerry Benedict, Delova North. Joyce Shaffer, Mary Enright, Marilyn Pfleeger, Lois Poorbaugh, Donna Epps, Betty Hynes, Betty Newkirk, Marcella Shomaker, Kathryn Schertz.

Cheerleaders - Carol Cryer, Joan Cleary, Betty Jurgens, Delora North

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